Our March 28th Retreat

not pictured; Ron Turcotte, John Schooley

Retreatants! L-R Anna Soule,Bill Robitzek, Mary Ellen Cimillo, Terry Cronin JDPSN Aric Foster, Steve Bulloch, Lisa Hammer, Colin Fay, Jay Seiler

Not Pictured - Ron Turcotte, John Schooley

Retreatants! L-R Anna Soule,Bill Robitzek, Mary Ellen Cimillo, Terry Cronin JDPSN Aric Foster, Steve Bulloch, Lisa Hammer, Colin Fay, Jay Seiler

 

On March 28th we held a retreat at Northern Light Zen Center. It was very well attended and good practice ensued! The day started wet and foggy but by midday the sun had broken out and shone into the dharma room on our many meditators.  We ended the day with ice cream and some socializing.  It was wonderful.  Our next retreat is in June on the 30th.  Please check the ‘retreats and events’ tab to see what’s going on at NLZC!

Indian Series, The Buddha….. I found this really good!

Buddha, the Life of Siddartha

I have been watching this series on netflix.  It is an Indian series and it is in hindi, so it is subtitled for english audiences.  But it is a very entertaining series about the life of Siddartha Gautam, who as we know, becomes The Buddha. It is called Buddha, The Story of Siddartha. It has all the overacting and melodrama that would expect in a telenovela style drama, but there is something about it that is fascinating.  I am very impressed with how, in my opinion anyway, the producers of this drama appear to get the Buddha’s message right. (Siddartha achieves enlightenment in episodes 33 and 34, FYI!) With the exception of a few things, the production value is actually quite good also.  Very well done series I would encourage anyone to check out.

 

 

Northern Light had a retreat on the 30th!

Greetings to all and Happy New Year!

WE had our final one day retreat of the year on the 30th! It was a wonderful day and good practice had by all. We had folks from Searsport and Richmond Me, as well as members from the surrounding area! An excellent lunch, (Chili!) and interviews with our Guiding Teacher Terry Cronin, JDPSN. All in all an very good day. May all beings have a happy New Year!

l-r Colin F, Greg L, Ron T, Jennifer M, Terry C JDPSN, Abbie S, Jay S, Steve B.